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MIVART, St. George. Contemporary Evolution. An essay on some recent social changes.

London. Henry S. King & Co., 1876. First edition.
8vo. [8], 254pp. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, split to head of upper joint. Decorated endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
The first edition of zoologist and Roman Catholic polemicist St. George Jackson Mivart's (1827-1900) treatise on the progress of human social evolution, in particular the relationship between theology and the sciences. Compiled from a series of previously published essays, Mivart's work envisions a universal Catholic Christianity, triumphant over all other denominations, freed from outmoded doctrines, and strengthened by a close relationship with scientific study - all achieved by a process analogous to organic evolution in nature.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 18678